Meeting Minute, February 23, 2016






Tuesday, February 23, 2016



2:00 – 5:00 p.m.



OPEN FLOOR PERIOD:  2:00 - 2:10 p.m.

The Open Floor Period provides an informal opportunity for campus community members to raise questions or make comments directed to Senate officers or to university administrators.  Please arrive promptly at 2:00 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER: 2:10 p.m.




Alvarez, Alvin

Azadpur, Mohammad

Bloom, Gilda

Brown, Elizabeth

Carleton, Troi

Carrillo, Sandra

Castillo, Karla

Collins, Robert

Cortez, Ron

Davila, Brigitte

De Barros, Jose Acacio

Denetclaw, Wilfred

Drennan, Marie

Fontaine, Monica

Fraser, Paulina

Furuse, Tae





Gen, Sheldon

Gerber, Nancy

Hackenberg, Sara

Hammer, Mike

Hanley, Lawrence

Hill, Lorna

Hollis, Tanya

Howard, Pamela

Kakar, Venoo

Kwan, Kwong-Liem

Le, Mai Nhung

Lewis, Julia

Lisy-Wagner, Laura

Mooney, Dylan

Pasion, Sally

Reyes, Belinda




Ritter, Michael

Robertson, Bruce

Rosegard, Erik

Schwartz, Kim

Shapiro, Jerry

Steier, Saul

Summit, Jennifer

Teh, Kwok-Siong

Trogu, Pino

Yee-Melichar, Darlene

Yu, Betty

Zink, Attila


Absences: Ergul, Mehmet (exc); Hasheminia, Hamed (abs); Hoxter, Julian (abs); Lebuhn, Gretchen (abs); Mays, Chris (abs); Mitchell, Marilyn (abs); Nizardini, Richard (abs); Rosser, Sue (exc); Sabee, Christina (abs); Toporek, Rebecca(exc); Van Dam, Mary Ann (exc); Weinberger, Christopher (abs); Wong, Les (abs);


Visitors: Jason Bell, Brian Beatty, Monica Fontaine, Mike Goldman, Ann Hallum, Rachel Small




  • None

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for February 9, 2016

  • Approved as submitted.


AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for February 23, 2016

  • Approved as amended: Items #3 and #4 reversed.


AGENDA ITEM #3—Chair’s Report

  • Attended ASCSU Senators meeting in Long Beach:  of concern is focus across system on 4-year graduation rate.  Legislation proposed by Senator Glasser about fee waiver for students who graduate in 4 years is of concern.  Received updates from CFA President on CFA strike.


AGENDA ITEM #4—Report from Trevor Getz, Faculty Athletic Representative [time certain 2:15]

  • Trevor Getz gave report on SFSU student athletes.  PowerPoint report will be put on ILearn.


AGENDA ITEM #5— Presentation: Project Rebound [time certain 2:30]

  • Jason Bell, Director of Project Rebound and Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Counseling introduced Project Rebound as a response to the gap in equity and education that has only widened over time. He showed a 15-minute film illustrating Project Rebound and informed the Senate that an expansion of Project Rebound is in progress.  The Project will expand to 7 CSU campuses. The Ford Foundation has supported expansion of Project Rebound. 
  • Senate discussion in support of this program and the expansion to other CSU campuses.


AGENDA ITEM #6— Report from Sheila Tully, CFA Chapter President [time certain 2:50]

  • Report on status of the strike.  Expect fact finder’s report in March.  Then a 10-day black out period to try for resolution.  A series of events are planned to try to avoid a strike.  The CFA will report on developments as they occur. 
  • Q&A between senators and Ms. Tully about the strike and process and consequences.


AGENDA ITEM #7— Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Proposed Resolution on Commitment to Teaching at San Francisco State University (first reading)

  • Vice Chair Hackenberg:  moves item.  Speaks to item.  Draft resolution is read.  
  • Discussion:  Sen. Robertson:  include faculty’s responsibility in this resolution.
  • Sen. Collins moves to second reading.  Seconded and approved.
  • Sen. Davila: move to amend line 48 to include…(tenure track faculty or full time lecturers).  Seconded. Discussion opened on amendment.  Sen. Schwartz:  what was intended that the job itself is a full time position.  Chair Carleton: the position is full time.  Sen. Hanley: against amendment because this is a resolution not a policy.  Sen. Davila: withdraw motion.
  • Sen. Yee-Melichar:  Move to amend Lines 28-29 to strike “in the classroom” in both parts.  To read, “student success is a function of faculty success”.  Seconded. Discussion opened on amendment.  Sen. Bloom: against amendment- think it’s vague.  Sen. Azadpur: against amendment: sounds too philosophical.  Sen. Stier:  against amendment-agree too vague.  Sen. Davila:  this amendment is not vague. The Classroom does not encompass all opportunities for student success.  Sen. De Barro: does this amendment comport with other language in the clause? Sen. Collins: yes: research supports student success in and out of the classroom.
  • Vote on amendment:  Amendment does not pass.
  • Sen. Howard:  asks for definition of student success?  Sen. Collins:  success inside and outside the classroom.
  • Sen. Hanley:  Calls the question.  Seconded.
  • Vote on resolution:  resolution passed.


AGENDA ITEM #8—Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Proposal for a Pre-Health Certificate (first reading) [time certain 3:10]

  • Sen. Rosegard: moves item.  Speaks to item. 
  • Guest Associate Dean Robert Ramirez: speaks to mission of the Pre-Health program.
  • Sen. Steier:  supports the proposal but concern how reducing the program by 16 units improves program.  Sen. Collins:  in favor because pre-health program gives students opportunities to add pre-heath to their major.
  • Move to second reading.  Seconded.  Approved. 
  • Vote: proposal passes.


AGENDA ITEM #9—Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee:  Proposed Change to the BA and Minor in the Department of Comparative and World Literature from “Comparative Literature” to “World and Comparative Literature” (consent item)

  • Consent item.  Approved by consent.


AGENDA ITEM #10—Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee: Proposed policy on Academic Credit for Military Service and Training (first reading)

  • Sen. Schwartz:  moves item.  Speaks to item.  Discussion:
  • Sen. de Barro: what is the rationale for giving non-active duty military priority over other students.  Sen. Schwartz: this is part of the policy. 
  • Sen. Lewis:  move to second reading.  Seconded.
  • Sen. de Barro:  move to amend to strike lines 81-84. Discussion:
  • Sen. Hill:  this is a policy by the Chancellor’s office and the Senate does not have the power to change it.
  • Sen. Hanley:  why have this policy if there’s already a policy from the chancellor’s office?
  • Sen. Howard:  against the amendment.
  • Sen. de Barro:  withdraw amendment
  • Sen. Hanley:  move to amend:  Line 82 to read as “per CSU Chancellor’s Troops to college initiative, students will be given…”
  • Sen. Hammer:  against because it seems unnecessary.
  • Vote on proposed amendment: amendment passes.
  • Vote on policy with amendment:  Approved as amended.


AGENDA ITEM #11—Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee: Motion to rescind S78-031 Credit for Military Service and Training Policy (Consent item)

  • Sen. Schwartz: moves item.  Speaks to item.  Consent item.  No objection.  Policy is rescinded.


AGENDA ITEM #12—Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee: Revisions to the Charge for the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development Advisory Board (first reading)

  • Sen. Trogu: moves item.  Speaks to item.
  • Sen. Collins:  move to second reading.  Seconded.  Approved.
  • Vote on proposed changes:  Revisions to Charge for CTFD approved.


AGENDA ITEM #13— Standing Committee Reports

  1. Academic Policies Committee
  • Working on new policy on Athletic Advisory board; CWEP revisions
  1. Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • Ongoing review of proposals; paired courses and variable course policies
  1. Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Work on possible revision on RTP policy, possible task force formation

4.   Student Affairs Committee

  • Revision of emergency loan policy; student success; career services; resolution re preferred names

5.  Strategic Issues Committee

  • Stalemate with workplace equity survey; review of senate policies and assigning to committees for updating.


AGENDA ITEM #14— Adjournment—no later than 5:00pm

  1. Adjourned at 4:08 pm.


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